Hello Indiegogoers! Meet Ditto, our very own Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF for short) 3D Printer. Building upon existing 3D printer kits, Ditto was designed from the ground up to be an innovative and user-friendly printer for both new and experienced users alike.
So what exactly makes Ditto unique? Well for one, Ditto features a large and open work space unlike any other, allowing sizable prints to be produced with ease. The joy of use you get from tinkering with Ditto is a truly remarkable experience. The affordability is also unparalleled considering the package you’re getting. The list could go on, but the bottom line is that Ditto is one awesome printer. You have our word for it!
So what can you print with a 3D printer like Ditto? Just about anything! From creating custom game board pieces to functional gears for a machine, 3D printing allows you to quickly create solid plastic objects from a digital file. You can select from premade files on an online database such as Thingiverse or create your own with free modelling software such as Google SketchUp. Learning to create has never been easier!
Aside from being a great household electronic, Ditto is great for educational purposes. While the concept of putting together a 3D printer from scratch may seem daunting to novice users, there has never been a greater opportunity for you and your friends to get together and collaboratively assemble, tweak, and produce usable objects with a machine. The fun doesn’t stop there! As open source hardware, Ditto is open for revision and improvement by members of the 3D printer community; personalize your printers, share your designs, or expand upon the works of others to help Ditto evolve with time.
So this is the part where we need your help. Over the past few months, we have devoted much time and energy into developing Ditto. During the process, we have designed many iterations of prototypes, completed a series of testing phases, and established a strong relationship with our suppliers. As we approach this final stage of delivering Ditto to the public, we need all your support to make this dream of ours a possibility.
In order to bring the cost of producing each printer down, we need to fill a sizeable order from our supplier. Your funding will help us drive down the cost of each individual part while helping us assure that our printer is produced with the utmost rigorous quality.
We plan to use the funding from this campaign to first fufill all of the orders we have received and then continue developing new and exciting 3D technologies and make them available to YOU. 3D printing should no longer be an exclusive novelty; we believe that every household and school can benefit greatly from owning a 3D printer, whether you are new to the 3D printing scene or a Tinkering veteran.
So pledge toward our cause today and become part of the 3D printing revolution!
Thank you and tinker on!
|Technology||FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)/ Thermoplastic extrusion|
(Width x Depth x Height)
~ 350mm x 380mm x 435mm (492mm w/extruder)
~ 14" x 15" x 17" (19.5” w/extruder)
(Width x Depth x Height)
~190mm x 180mm x 210mm
~7.5” x 7” x 8.3”
|Weight||~ 8.75kg / 19.25 lbs|
|Build Material||PLA (ABS will be supported in the future)|
Drill rods, linear ball bearings, delrin bushing, PLA printed parts.
Wood Version (Pine) / Acrylic Version
Max.print speed ~ 100mm/s
Travel speed ~ 300mm/s.
|Accuracy||1/16th Micro Stepping|
|Electronics||RAMPS 1.4, Arduino 2560, A4988 Stepper Motor|
|Power Source||110-220V at 50-60Hz|
|Motor Specifications||NEMA17: 42mm x 42mm x 48mm, 4V, 1.5A, 1.8° stepping angle, 4.4kg.cm|
Which software do I need to print with Ditto?
If you are looking to create your very own object, you will need to do so through a 3D modelling software such as Google SketchUp, SolidWorks, and Autodesk Maya; otherwise, you can simply download models made by the community from free online databases such as Thingiverse.
For the actual printing itself, everything you need is open source and available on the Internet, including Marlin, Slic3r, Skeinforge, and Pronterface.
When will Ditto be delivered?
Please allow us a few months’ time to carry out the necessary preparations for delivering Ditto into your hands. At the latest, all of the orders for both the assembled and DIY versions of Ditto will be shipped by November 19th. All the other perks will be shipped by October 19th. Shipping & duty costs will be handled individually. For delivery outside of North America, please allow 1-3 weeks of extra lead time.
When will the Ditto files be released as open source?
All the files will be released at the end of the Indiegogo campaign; all you have to do is hold your patience for just a while longer!